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LAS student Manny Marcos isn’t one for light-reading. The last book he read for fun? The collected works of the philosopher and logician Ludwig Wittgenstein. “It showed me how language and logic are connected,” Marcos explained. Marcos attended Shaare Torah for high school and is currently learning at Mikdosh Melech.
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LAS student Joseph Klarberg has seen the first-hand benefits of LAS’s flexible class schedule. During a 150+ mile bike ride with Bike 4 Chai, Klarberg befriended a fellow rider who offered him a job in a physical therapy clinic. Klarberg managed to work full-time at the clinic while remaining committed to his education at LAS. He graduates this year and plans to apply to Touro’s School of Health Sciences Doctor of Physical Therapy program with more job experience than many of his fellow applicants.
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Simcha Lev is a member of the Ger Chassidim and a proud student of Touro.
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On August 31, students in the men\'s division of Touro\'s Lander College of Arts and Sciences gathered at the Flatbush campus to register for courses. Some students, like Gabriel Kaye, 24, of Edison, NJ, were signing up for their final classes before their graduation. Others, like Joshua Sheinbein, 21, of Toronto, were just beginning their academic journey.
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A group of nine undergraduate students, under the leadership of Touro Biology Department Chair and Professor Milton Schiffenbauer and Biology Department Coordinator and Assistant Professor Helene Ver Eecke, presented their published research abstract, The Antiviral Effect of White Tea Polyphenol on May 20th at the 113th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) in Denver, CO.
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The Jewish community worldwide knows all about vigilance. But right in New Jersey, LAS alum and Bronx native Josh Pruzansky is serving as an emblem for that tireless community advocacy on a regional level. Ironically, the current NJ Regional Director of Public Policy for the Orthodox Union’s Institute for Public Affairs graduated with a B.S. in accounting, although his yen for public service slowly surpassed any desire to crunch numbers for a living.
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Inspiration often comes from unexpected sources. Fifty-five-year-old Brooklynite Rachel Cohan moved from Brazil to America when she was 14. Over the next four decades, she adjusted to our culture and language, got married, raised three daughters and excelled at a career in bookkeeping. The only thing she didn’t accomplish was earning a college degree.
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Aaron Birnbaum said it was an easy decision to join the LAS family. “Everyone goes here,” he said.
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A recent Sunday at Lander College of Arts and Sciences in Flatbush was an eye-opening one for education majors, who learned to spot the signs of substance and child abuse and also familiarized themselves with child safety and violence prevention. 
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The recently concluded presidential race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney was one for the ages. But for young adults of Gittel Fekete’s generation, the 2000 election between George W. Bush and Al Gore was their real wake-up call to the world of politics. Lander College of Arts & Sciences graduate Fekete was only in eighth grade that fateful November more than a decade ago, but vividly remembers the historic evening. “I stayed up all night to try and find out, is it going to be Bush or Gore,” she recalls.